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Downtown Rapid City

Rapid City, SD 57701
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Rapid City
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of... more » Owner description: Escape for the weekend to Downtown Rapid City and experience numerous art galleries, fashionable boutiques, a variety of fine cuisine, the City of President statues and great entertainment from music to theatre and various events. Explore the fountains at Main Street Square, a place to make fun-filled memories for the whole family. With plenty of hotel rooms, over 70 shops and 33 restaurants, head Downtown, year round. « less
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Black Hills
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The downtown are always seems to be bustling with activity. There are many cute shops and good restaurants in the area. The President sculptures always attract attention and are beautifully done. The square itself has plenty of outdoor seating where you can enjoy coffee or a cool drink and a meal. It's always fun to watch the kids run through... More

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Rapid City, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Rapid City has a cozy classic downtown. Good restaurants line the streets as well as good places to get a drink. People are very friendly too. The prices are a little high but it's clean and not over run with panhandlers.

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Eaton, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Normal tourists city downtown. Corners have past presidents on them which is kind of cool. Plenty of places to walk in and out of as well as the downtown park that has some fun things happening for everyone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We shopped local at the Creamery, Mitzi's books, and Who's Toy store and coffee shop - Que Paso - great food!

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Sydney Australia
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184 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On a previous trip we blew straight past Rapid City and came to regret it ! Luckily with a bit more time we got to enjoy what was on offer. Parked the car and off we went. Had a great lunch at the Fire House then strolled up & down each street as fancy took us. We even spent time... More

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

My teens like to experience places through their smart phones, taking picture after picture to share with friends. Downtown offered two hours with lots to see and document. Just meander for a couple of hours. They loved exploring the presidents statues and other art. They enjoyed the surprise of what the next shop window would have. Most of all, they... More

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Princeton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I saw an episode where Rachael ray had eaten here[40.00 dollars a day show] so we gave it a try while we were on vacation in the black hills.We enjoyed it and had great service and real good food. Neat old firehouse turned into a restaurant.

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Mainstsquarerc, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Rapid City, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the Firehouse Brewing Company in Downtown Rapid City! It's a great restaurant! Did you try the dish that Rachel Ray selected, the Spontaneous Heating Gumbo? We hear she enjoyed it! More

Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

What a great downtown area. There are stores for just about everyone including shops for food, art, antiques, outdoor related activities and they are not your standard mall type businesses. Rapid City should take pride in what they have done to keep a downtown alive. We need more like this across our great country!

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Mainstsquarerc, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Rapid City, responded to this review

We're very proud of the progress our entire Downtown has made and continues to make! Thank you for visiting! More

Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Downtown has some lovely shops that you might be interested in visiting while you check out all the beautiful statues of former presidents. The statues are located on the corners in downtown. Great photo op.

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Mainstsquarerc, Public Relations Manager at Downtown Rapid City, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for visiting Downtown Rapid City and the City of Presidents statues! See more information about each president here: http://www.downtownrapidcity.com/city-of-presidents.html and please let us know if we can be of any assistance in planning your next trip to Rapid City! More

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

There was a skating rink set up in the downtown square with skate rental available. Many shops, cafes, and coffee shops within walking distance. Also, Art Alley is nearby with some fantastic artwork/graffiti.

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